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A venture set up by SoftBank Group Corp. and partners is holding talks with local governments in Hokkaido on the feasibility of a transmission line project intended to boost wind power capacity.

The venture is considering a freeze on the project, Kyodo News reported without attribution Wednesday. The Hokkaido Shimbun, a local newspaper, carried a similar report. Marubeni Corp., Mitsui & Co. and Hokkaido Electric Power Co. are also taking part in the project, which is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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